Category Archives: Transactions

Youkilis out 10-12 weeks with back surgery, Teixeira to the DL

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The Yankees announced that Kevin Youkilis will have back surgery on Thursday and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks while Mark Teixeira has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after he got a cortisone shot to deal with inflammation in his wrist. In corresponding moves, the Yankees called up Zoilo Almonte and Adam Warren from the minors. ...

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Chien-Ming Wang opts out of contract to sign with the Blue Jays

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Chien-Ming Wang opted out of his minor league contract with the Yankees today and will sign a major league deal with the Blue Jays, according to Andy McCullough and Ken Rosenthal. He's expected to start on Tuesday. Wang pitched for the Yankees from 2005-2009 and was their ace for part of that stretch. He injured his ...

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What it means to have Teixeira and Youkilis returning on Friday

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Both Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis played in a rehab game for the Double-A Trenton Thunder on Wednesday, they both played seven innings and went 0-for-2 with a walk, and both are expected to return to the Yankees on Friday, Brian Cashman said. It's a little surprising to hear that both are coming back so soon ...

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David Huff, we hardly knew ye: Yankees activate Joba Chamberlain

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BBD is back after taking a couple of days off for Memorial Day and to watch the return of Arrested Development, which I've enjoyed very much. I wasn't gone long, but it might have been just long enough to miss the entire Yankees career of David Huff, who was designated for assignment to make room ...

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Yankees finally designate Ben Francisco for assignment

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Despite Brian Cashman's jokes, it had to happen sooner or later. The Yankees announced that they have designated Ben Francisco for assignment this afternoon to make room on the roster for lefty David Huff. The 31-year-old Francisco was having one pathetic season for the Yankees hitting just .114/.220/.182 in 21 games. He was meant to be ...

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The Yankees add Reid Brignac, place Andy Pettitte on the DL, and more

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The Yankees offense has taken a step back this year, but they are still one of the best teams in baseball largely because of their pitching staff. That staff took a big hit last week as Andy Pettitte went on the DL with a strained trapezius muscle. The Yankees recalled Vidal Nuno to take his place in ...

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Yankees call up Preston Claiborne to replace Joba in the bullpen

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With Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list with an oblique injury, the Yankees have called up righty reliever Preston Claiborne from Triple-A to take his place in the bullpen, per Sweeny Murti of WFAN. To make room for Claiborne on the 40-man roster the Yankees have designated Cody Eppley for assignment. It was a little surprising to ...

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Yankees take the series from the Astros, trade for Chris Nelson

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This game looked like it would be a blowout early on, but the Astros made it interesting scoring four runs in the fourth to tie the game. The Yankees would eventually prevail 5-4 to take the two out of three to win the series. The Yankees opened up the game with a quick 4-0 lead while ...

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